Food and drink
Hearty and filling. I don't know if anything is free-range or locally sourced but the food tastes like it is. The portions are substantial and you'll definitely fill up on good food and drink.
Mama's is known for its fried chicken and it earns every accolade. Every meat main dish comes with one side. During the winter, I like the butternut squash. During summer months, I'll opt for the roasted beets and apples.
This is an uber casual place. You head to the counter to order, there's no waiter service. It gets a lot of student and 20-something diners.
Since its buffet-service, you order at the counter. It's obviously fast. It also saves you money on a tip.
In Alphabet City in the East Village, on the border of the Lower East Side.
Dinner for two will only set you back about $25 - it's a steal. Brunch is $13 per person.
- Mature travellers
- No fuss